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Five Steps to Swifter Turn Times

The appraisal profession is constantly evolving. Regularly, it seems, appraisers are asked to supply additional information or have steps added to their process. They do this extra work to ensure the end user has the best information available. In order to stay current With the constantly changing requirements, Bryce Gaden Appraisals is always acquiring additional tools and tweaking processes to increase efficiency so we can do more work for you. Since Bryce Gaden Appraisals knows that time is important to everyone, here are a handful of things you can do to accelerate the process every time you order an appraisal With Bryce Gaden Appraisals.

  1. Always order this appraisals on the Internet. By ordering online, you get automatic e-mail acknowledgements that the request was received, and fast, secure .PDF format report delivery. Ordering online is the single biggest time saver available to both of us! No longer do we have to re-key information from a fax, and you don't have to wonder whether we received the order.

  2. Complete and accurate subject property information is key. Being just one number off on the street address can really unnecessarily interrupt an appraisal assignment. Unique identifiers like a tax parcel number, plat map number, or subdivision name are good data to pass long With the assignment. Even a list of recent area sales is welcome — however, remember that professional appraisers are lawfully required to do their own due diligence on comparable sales, and ours might differ from yours.

  3. If you have any questions about this property or an appraisal we're working on for you, you're always welcome to call us at 918-402-7393

  4. Are you letting us know up front any features of the property that might make it unique? It's relatively easy to appraise a cookie-cutter house. What takes time is analyzing how unique elements contribute to or detract from what otherwise would be a property's market value. Let us know up front when you order this report if there are unique characteristics of the home or surrounding area -- for example, it's recently had an addition built on, it's subject to zoning restrictions, and it's predisposed to flooding. While these are things that we'd find out on this own, knowing them early on makes this report arrive more quickly.

  5. Set proper expectations With the occupants. One of the most tedious parts of the appraisal process is confirming an appointment With the occupants of the home. It's understandable for a homeowner to be apprehensive With an unknown person looking in every corner of their home, I'm taking photos, and making numerous notes. Thinking that it will make the house appraise higher, some homeowners feel they should make the place spotless before the appraiser comes by. So they put off the appraisal inspection until they can get around to cleaning.

    Coming from you -- someone they've been working With on their loan -- a little info about the appraisal process, who we are, and especially that dusting and polishing won't make it more likely their sale will close, and likely shorten the time it takes to inspect a home. Our website has many pages of helpful information about the appraisal process for homeowners. I encourage you to share it With this clients. Encourage them to call us if they want to meet the staff and learn more about this services. Remind them it's to their advantage to set the appointment With out delay!


  6. Are you using this website as a resource to keep track of this report's status? Why are you still playing phone and fax tag when this website offers up-to-the-minute status updates available online, anytime, I'm 24/7? As we complete each important milestone in an assignment, that information is available to you online. There's no easier or faster way to keep track of the status of this report.